Pride and Prejudice (2005)
I love reading books, but some books are just too boring to enjoy. Among those is Jane Austen's books (I have only read one of them, but that was enough. And I allow myself to generalize on this topic). Well, that said, I think the film was way better than the book. Now I am just wondering if I should watch the "old" version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy?
I read the book by Ian McEwan last year (did I write about it here?) and it was also pretty boring... But the film touched me so much more than the book. Because of my scepticism towards the book, I was quite sceptical towards the film to begin with. Until the last 15-20 minutes of the film I still had this "blah-feeling" about it, but then it just hit me and tears streamed down my face for the rest of the film... I couldn't remember this ending from the book, so it was surprising - and it just shows that the book wasn't able to catch my attention enough to remember what happened.
Cold Mountain (2003)
This is probably the best film out of the three in this post. I love it, Jude Law is great as usual and Renee Zellweger too. Her character is pretty cool. It's such a bitter-sweet story, but I really enjoyed it.
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